Your Favorite Book Sucks: 'The Kite Runner'

Column by Cath Murphy
July 23, 2012 (27) comments
'The Kite Runner' stayed on the bestseller list for four whole years, yet the reason everyone loved it is exactly why I think it sucked.

Ask The Agent: What State Of Completion Does Your Manuscript Have To Be In When You Start Querying, Query Letter Word Count and More!

Column by Bree Ogden
July 23, 2012 (3) comments
Navigating the rough terrain of today’s publishing industry shouldn’t be a solo event. This week in Ask the Agent, I’ll explore and dissect two of the industry’s mysteries, straight from the shoulder.

Storyville: Promotion

Column by Richard Thomas
July 20, 2012 (10) comments
In this column, we talk about some of the ways you can promote your writing, for little or no money.

Top 10 Character Cliches That Drive Me Nuts

Column by Meredith Borders
July 20, 2012 (17) comments
See also: the Mary Sue, the brooding rebel, the hooker with a heart of gold, etc.

5 Ways Your Brain Sabotages Your Writing... And What To Do About It

Column by Kimberly Turner
July 19, 2012 (17) comments
Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes the reason is that your brain hates your guts. That's just science. Help get cognitive biases and mental tomfoolery under control with these handy tips.

YA Superstar: Meg Cabot

Column by Sarah Pitre
July 19, 2012 (2) comments
The author of 'The Princess Diaries' is a queen in her own right.

As A Writer, Does It Matter Where You Live?

Column by Rob Hart
July 18, 2012 (18) comments
Martin Amis moved to Brooklyn, leading The Economist to cream itself and declare Brooklyn the new frontier of literature. Besides being a few years behind the curve, does where you live even matter?

Two More Comma Rules You Oughta Know!

Column by Taylor Houston
July 18, 2012 (3) comments
Two more comma rules that every writer should learn.

Acting on the Fictional Stage: The Dramatic Method in Fiction

Column by Chris Rosales
July 17, 2012 (9) comments
Harness The Dramatic Method For Character Action

Library Love: A Matter of Degree - Is Library and Information Science Really The Worst Master’s Degree?

Column by Stephanie Bonjack
July 17, 2012 (2) comments
Forbes created a stir when it released its 'Best and Worst Master's Degrees for Jobs' list for 2012 with Library Science taking the #1 spot. Your resident librarian weighs in.